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7 May 2019 | Blog | Our Common Home | A Just Climate
Tropical Cyclone Fani made landfall on May 4, with wind speeds of up to 175 kilometres per hour. Early warnings have ensured around 1.6 million people have taken shelter in cyclone-safe accommodation.
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28 Dec 2017 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Caritas Australia has responded to the call of Caritas Philippines (NASSA), to assist 3,000 families (approximately 15,000 individuals) by supporting programs to provide emergency food and hygiene packs.
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24 Dec 2017 | Blog | Emergencies
Caritas Philippines (NASSA) is coordinating and closely monitoring needs assessment and urgent relief across various Philippines Dioceses, through it's Emergency Operations Center.
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28 Apr 2016 | Blog | Project Compassion | Emergency Relief
Last year during Project Compassion, we were privileged to have Eric and Ma from Fiji visit to share how the Tutu Rural Training program has helped them. One year later, Tropical Cyclone Winston, one of the biggest cyclones to ever hit the Southern hemisphere devastated communities across Fiji. Here, Eric and Ma share their heartbreaking experience of the cyclone with us.
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20 Apr 2016 | Blog | Emergency Relief
I travelled with members of the Archdiocesan Disaster Relief Team to visit affected communities hit hard by Tropical Cyclone Winston. Despite the visit taking place 3 weeks after Cyclone Winston tore through villages, the scenes of Armageddon remain. Trees were standing like matchsticks completely bare of leaves or snapped in half by the force of the storm.
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Now I can bathe every day, the distance to collect water for the family has been drastically reduced.We now drink clean, safe water and diseases are no longer affecting us.”
- Thandolwayo, Zimbabwe